Part of an old map of the San Jacinto area from the Texas Revolution

Veteran Bio

Texian Location:  Participant

The Kemp Sketch

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RICHARDSON, LEWIS -- Cane to Texas in June, 183O, as is shown in the Headright Certificate issued to him June 7, 1838 by the Red River County Board for one-third of a league of land. He was living in Red River County December 6, 1841 when he sold the Certificate to Joseph J. Dew for $5,000.00.

In Service Record No. 1746, it is certified that Mr. Richardson enlisted in Captain Henry Teal's Company of Regulars on January 5, 1836 for a period of two years and was appointed First Corporal on the day of enlistment . He was promoted to Third Sergeant September 6, 1836 and to Orderly Sergeant January 18, 1837. He was discharged May 17, 1837 in order that he might be appointed Second Lieutenant. Mr. Richardson was issued Donation Certificate No. 727, December 31, 1838 for 640 acres of land for having participated in the battle. On December 21, 1838 he received Bounty Certificate No. 6045 for 1220 acres of land for his services in the army from January 5, 1836 to December 31, 1838. He was living in Angeline County on February 12, 1854, when he sold the Certificate to Jesse Dusen for $150.00.

Written by Louis W. Kemp, between 1930 and 1952. Please note that typographical and factual errors have not been corrected from the original sketches. The biographies have been scanned from the original typescripts, a process that sometimes allows for mistakes in the new text. Researchers should verify the accuracy of the texts' contents through other sources before quoting in publications. Additional information on the veteran may be available in the Herzstein Library.

Battle Statistics

  • Died in Battle: No
  • Rank: First Corporal
  • Company: Capt. Andrew Briscoe

Personal Statistics

  • Came to Texas: 1830 June
  • Bounty Certificate: 6045
  • Donation Certificate: 727